Hope is a London-based singing actress who is as comfortable in a Shakespearian stanza as she is in the high ledger lines of a Mozart aria. As a classically-trained soprano, she is known for her rich, shimmering tones and her sophisticated recital programming. Her themed recitals specialise in narratives and storytelling and include elements of poetry and spoken word. Throughout her work, she is acclaimed as a communicative, sensitive and innovative artist, working across multiple genres and platforms to create moving and powerful experiences for her audiences.
Hope has performed in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, The British Museum, The Barbican, St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden and The Sage, Gateshead. She has recently represented the UK in the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary Concert, held virtually on UN Day in 2020. She is delighted to be joining the cast of The Royal Opera House’s production of Don Giovanni this summer 2021.
She holds a Master of Arts with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, where she was the recipient of the Parepa-Rose Prize and was kindly supported by the Tom Acton Memorial Trust and the Royal Academy of Music. She performed the role of Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte as part of the Royal Academy’s Opera Scenes and performed the role of The Jay in Royal Academy Opera’s Production of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen before workshopping Queen of The Night for Die Zauberflöte and graduating in 2019.
From an early age, Hope developed an interest in theatre and music; exploring acting, singing and directing roles and achieving a RADA Shakespeare Award. Growing up in both Suffolk and Arizona, she realised an innate love of American Repertoire, which has followed her throughout her career. Her 20th Century American Existentialism programme was awarded Second Prize at the final of the 2017 Courtney Kenny Award, given by the Association of English Singers and Speakers, and received glowing feedback.
In 2018, she obtained a First Class Honours Bachelor's Degree from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, where she participated in Masterclasses with Rita Susovsky and Gidon Saks and performed in both a Concert and Masterclass with David Gowland and the Royal Opera House Jette Parker Young Artists. She was the winner of the 2018 Lillian Ash French Song Competition, awarded by Roger Vignoles, and was announced as a finalist in the 2018 Elizabeth Schumann Lieder Competition, both with collaborative pianist Claire Habbershaw. Hope and Claire were delighted to partake in celebrations for the launch of Trinity Laban's Venus Blazing, a celebration of female composers, by recording Anne Boleyn from Libby Larsen's song cycle: Try Me, Good King for the Venus Blazing website and media following. She also performed the role of Female Chorus in Benjamin Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia for Trinity Laban Opera.
As a soloist, Hope has sung Mozart's and Fauré's Requiems and Vivaldi's Gloria with the Corsley Festival Orchestra. She was delighted to have premiered Paul Carr's beautiful Gloria as the soprano soloist and sang the soprano solo in Handel's Messiah, both for the English Arts Chorale. In 2019, her childhood dreams of mermaidism finally came to pass when she performed Alla Sirenko’s song cycle The Love of The Mermaid, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s original tale.
Other credits include: Cover Despina/Chorus in Cosi fan tutte for Opéra de Baugé, where she was a recipient of the Gil Rodriguez Scholarship for outstanding contribution to the 2015 Operatic Season, Cover Galatea/Chorus in Acis and Galatea for Hurn Court Opera, Laurie in The Tender Land and Wife of Chao/Soprano Actor in A Night At The Chinese Opera, both as part of Trinity Laban’s Opera Scenes.
Alongside her singing and acting work, Hope is a budding librettist. She is currently writing an opera in collaboration with composer Tim Gardner and producer Tom Powell.
Reputed to be“somewhat witty,” Hope enjoys making people laugh. Her fleeting career in stand-up comedy both began and ended in her performances at The Half Moon, Putney throughout 2018 and 2019.